Turkey Burgers with Mango Salsa Recipe
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Turkey Burgers with Mango Salsa Recipe

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This cookout recipe always has everyone talking. The secret is mixing a creamy, spreadable cheese into the turkey patties. It gives them lots of flavor without overpowering the burger. —Nancee Melin, Tucson, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat garlic-herb spreadable cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 3/4 cup mango salsa

Nutritional Facts

1 burger: 359 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 825mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  3. Grill buns, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Place burgers on bun bottoms. Top with salsa. Replace bun tops. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Burgers with Mango Salsa in Healthy Cooking June/July 2012, p38

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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[email protected] User ID: 3913704 213227
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"Okay, but too many bread crumbs (gave it a weird/dry texture) and the lemon was overpowering."

AuntieA1955 User ID: 5002278 139280
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"I made these last night and we thought they were tasty. Taste of Home Magazine just came out with their canning and preserving issue. On page 56 is a recipe for Raspberry-Onion Jalapeno Chutney. We used this as a condiment on the burgers. WOW, soooo good. If you don't preserve foods, you can cut the recipe by half and it keeps in the fridge for several days, or freeze some. It will also be our go to in place of cranberry out of the can at Thanksgiving. You would never know there was jalapeno's, next time I'll add more 'heat.'"

cookie203 User ID: 6449122 126807
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2013

"I made this version but like our family recipe better.

It excludes the breadcrumbs, adds feta cheese, Powdered Italian Dressing Packet, Cup of soup Tomato and cooks well with a greased grill or grill top pan."

cookiesheets User ID: 6943518 123544
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2013

"This was a great summer meal. The only problem was the burgers stuck to the grill even though we used Pam, so make sure your grill is well greased. Burgers were juicy and salsa was delicious. I also used fresh pineapple and Serrano pepper in it."

cattfarm User ID: 6730822 121769
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"Very flavorful. I mixed an Italian seasoning with cream cheese for the garlic herb spread, and just sliced a Mango instead of Salsa. Still soooo good!"

caps1 User ID: 4550971 139279
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

"I have made this several times. My husband and I both like it. Rather than a hamburger bun I use a thinner type of bun."

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